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The Legal Geeks are proud to be attorneys and geeks. We have been recognized by the ABA Journal Web 100 for one of the best legal podcasts in 2017 and nominated for Best Podcast by the Geekie Awards in 2015. Please enjoy our podcasts exploring legal issues Sci Fi, comic books, and pop culture, from Star Wars to Captain America and all things geek. Our podcasts are not legal advice and for entertainment only.
 
Counsel to Counsel is a periodic podcast produced by Stephen Seckler of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching (www.counseltocounsel.com). It addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law. Counsel to Counsel is aimed at indivi ...
 
Media Girlfriends is a podcast that gives you a behind the scenes look at women who work in media. We talk accomplishments, impostor feelings, making money, intersectionality and sometimes even journalism. Nana aba Duncan, a radio host and producer, talks to her girlfriends old and new, who work in and around media of all types. Media Girlfriends is now a network, event series, and scholarship. www.mediagirlfriends.com.
 
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Community and midsize banks aren’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are the strategies they can adopt for their core processing needs. On the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — two community bank CIOs describe five strategies banks can pursue, from the familiar one-stop-shop model to options like headless co…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
What made 1950s America vulnerable to a man like Joseph McCarthy, a junior senator from Wisconsin? In Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye takes an in-depth look at McCarthy's life. Tye tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that his interest in McCarthy was piqued during his research for a previous book, Bobby Kennedy…
 
While Veena Dubal has adopted to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law that extends employee classification status to gig workers. Dubal tells ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward that she thinks that…
 
Since the pandemic caused courthouses to close and law practice to shift almost entirely online, practically overnight, Lawclerk has seen demand spike. The provider of on-demand virtual associates has doubled in size since the beginning of the year. That’s double the number of projects, and an increase in the value of projects overall, Lawclerk’s c…
 
This month, a series of excerpts from 18 recorded interviews between investigative journalist Bob Woodward and President Trump for Woodward’s book, Rage, were released. As many of you know, Bob Woodward, who was a young reporter with The Washington Post back in 1972, teamed up with another investigative reporter, Carl Bernstein to report on the Wat…
 
Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss how to hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm effectively. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about hiring and onboard new associa…
 
When the Utah Supreme Court started studying the access to justice gap, justices and bar leaders were alarmed to learn that 93% of those using adult courts in the state’s largest jurisdiction were showing up without legal assistance. Let that sink in: 93% were coming to court without a lawyer. It’s a figure host Ralph Baxter’s guests say is common …
 
Legal Analyst Teadra Pugh of Bloomberg Law tells us why there’s an artificially low number of bankruptcy filings around the country. Stay tuned for her predictions on where we’ll be as we crawl out of COVID-19 shutdowns. Sources: Bloomberg Law article by Teadra Pugh ‘ANALYSIS: Consumer Bankruptcy Filings are Low. Too Low’…
 
Judge Scott Schlegel’s history of utilizing technology in his Louisiana courtroom to make life easier for attorneys and members of the public has come in very handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the public health crisis forced the closure of Jefferson Parish courtrooms earlier this year, Schlegel contacted those he knows in the legal tech worl…
 
A mistake hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Conrad Saam see far too many lawyers make is sending prospective clients cold, form-like rejection letters when declining representation. Clients seeking counsel are already likely in a bad place emotionally. Throw an emotionless rejection letter at them and they may leave the interaction disgruntled enough to fir…
 
Professor Rick Hasen of UCI Law and the Election Law Blog joins us to talk all things election. Following up on his new book Election Meltdown we cover dangerous media expectations, vote-by-mail rules, how ballots are processed, the "Blue Shift" and the impact COVID is having on an already strained election system. Special thanks to our sponsors, P…
 
What drives your business? Are you making smart investments that increase profits and grow your practice? The reality is, most lawyers aren’t businesspeople, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make their business a success. Jared Correia talks with Scott Brennan about common business struggles lawyers face and the importance of driving legal tech ado…
 
Hear the tale of a seemingly “nothing burger” case that could potentially send shockwaves of litigation against insurance companies even before it gets to trial. Paul White from Wilson Elser explains the impact of a pre-trial motion that may or may not open a floodgate of new cases filed against insurance companies during COVID-19. Sources: Wilson …
 
Attorneys are ethically bound to protect their firms from cybersecurity threats, but many feel out of their depth when choosing security options and fear the involved expense. While cybersecurity is truly a necessary cost of doing business for lawyers, there are options out there that won’t break the bank! On Balance podcast hosts JoAnn Hathaway an…
 
The Boys is off to a whale of a good time in season 2. Attorneys Josh Gilliland and Megan Hitchcock discuss the Battery and Employment Discrimination Based on a Disability of a Super-Hero, Extortion of S&M Supes, Murder of Government Officers, whether Homelander has any parental rights, hate crimes, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the case ag…
 
Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute provides insights on the integrity of our voting system as well as points out vulnerability with mail-in voting for the 2020 election. Sources: CATO article by Ilya Shapiro ‘Election Regulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Heritage Foundation article ‘A Sampling of Recent Election Fraud Cases from Across the Un…
 
The new environment brought about by COVID-19 has spurred change in nearly all aspects of our lives, and the practice of law is transforming rapidly as a result. While many of these changes are moving the legal profession in a positive direction, there are still many areas of marked uncertainty. Dennis and Tom welcome Gina Bianchini to discuss how …
 
Futuristic & author Tom Cheesewright discusses changes in technology that will impact all businesses and what that might look like for legal. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to learn more about adaptable client service and experience strat…
 
The fourth season of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — kicks off with Minnesota community banker Andy Schornack. On the younger side for a bank president and CEO, Schornack discusses his career trajectory, what excites him about banking and what he is doing at Flagship Bank and Security Bank and Trust…
 
Can the boss restrict your vacation travel during COVID-19? Patrick Peters and James Verdi from Jackson Lewis explain why and how employers might limit where their employees vacation to address potential liabilities from Coronavirus in the workplace. Tune in to hear all about it. Sources: National Law Review article by Patrick Peters and James Verd…
 
Legal tech in the U.S. is pressing forward with data privacy playing catch up. In Europe, the trend is largely reversed. Host Dan Rodriguez and his guest, German lawyer and consultant Markus Hartung, talk through each approach’s pros and cons and address legal innovation’s status on both sides of the Atlantic. Hartung explains how, with good reason…
 
What made 1950s America vulnerable to a man like Joseph McCarthy, a junior senator from Wisconsin? In Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye takes an in-depth look at McCarthy's life. Tye tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that his interest in McCarthy was piqued during his research for a previous book, Bobby Kennedy…
 
What made 1950s America vulnerable to a man like Joseph McCarthy, a junior senator from Wisconsin? In Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye takes an in-depth look at McCarthy's life. Tye tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that his interest in McCarthy was piqued during his research for a previous book, Bobby Kennedy…
 
One of America's most venerable legal institutions has fallen into rank buffoonery and it's genuinely tragic to watch. From Bill Barr declaring racism over -- except on college campuses -- to a stumbling effort to get Michael Flynn out of his own sworn testimony, Joe is joined by ATL and Wonkette columnist Liz Dye to discuss what's gone wrong over …
 
A securities lawsuit filed against Chipotle has taken place and representing them is attorney Andrew Clubok from Latham & Watkins, who walks us through the latest with that case. Sources: US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in Ong v. Chipotle Law Street article by Kevin Boyle ‘2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Fraud Case Against Chip…
 
Nothing says 1950s monster movies like a nuclear submarine fighting a giant octopus in San Francisco. This classic Ray Harryhausen film is packed to the gills with legal issues. Join Christine Peek and Josh Gilliland ask they discuss whether the Navy could draft [the fictional] Dr. Leslie Joyce, whether Commander Mathews could be subject to a haras…
 
Contact tracing programs are designed to track potential infections by letting people know that they’ve been in close proximity to someone who’s tested positive for a disease. Hayley Tsukayama from the Electronic Frontier Foundation joins us to breakdown the contact tracing programs for COVID-19 and what we should be concerned about. Sources: Press…
 
In response to an article published on August 27th by Washington Post’s reporter David Fahrenthold on how the U.S. Secret Service has spent more than $900,000 at Trump properties during Trump’s presidency, White House spokesperson Judd Deere said: “The Washington Post is blatantly interfering with the business relationships of the Trump Organizatio…
 
What does a law firm’s client intake process have to do with its advertising campaign? Everything. Law firm digital marketing expert Jason Marsh won’t even work with firms that don’t have their intake process nailed down. That’s because you can’t have a successful campaign without being able to sign a client successfully. Marsh tells host Adriana L…
 
Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through strategic discussions around some of their most pressing concerns facing small firms today. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! If you’d like to take your law firm to the next level, check out…
 
EXCLUSIVE: In their first long-format interview discussing the George Floyd case, Benjamin Crump and Antonio Romanucci, the attorneys representing Floyd’s estate, speak with host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Martin Gould about the fateful events of May 25, 2020, and the civil rights lawsuit brought against the City of Minneapolis and the police of…
 
Are you registered to vote? Joseph Marrone from the Marrone Law firm joins the show to talk about the basic requirements of mail-in voting, the dos and don’ts, and his recommendations to make sure your ballot counts. Sources: ‘Legality of Mail-In Voting for the 2020 Election’ by Joseph Marrone ‘Election Administration and Voting Survey, 2018 Compre…
 
In a world where we must rely on technology to continue the practice of law, attorneys are ethically bound to keep up with relevant tech and necessary security. A panel discussion at the 2020 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting On Demand focused on helping lawyers understand how to maintain technology competence and put security practices in place to…
 
Lawyers are more productive when they bring their whole selves to work. Host Rocky Dhir welcomes Nik Sallie Franklin to discuss her talk from the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting On Demand focused on helping lawyers prioritize their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Nik opens up about how holistic practices can help lawyers regain confi…
 
State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir sits down with the new president of the Texas Young Lawyers’ Association, Britney Harrison, to discuss her plans for the coming year. After running on a platform focused on empowerment, innovation, and education, President Harrison shares how these priorities remain at the forefront of her goals, even amid…
 
If you watched the Republican National Convention, you heard a lot of coverage about the Hatch Act and the constant stream of violations occurring on live television. But does anyone really care about this? Maybe more to the point, is the law so over broad that it's blunted its own impact? We also check in on Yale Law School where a prominent profe…
 
In this exciting two part “Who-Done-It” true crime series, our guest Travis McDade, author and writer for the Smithsonian Magazine continues down memory lane of the heist at the Carnegie Library, discussing the mechanics of the caper, and later reveals the thief. Sources: Smithsonian Magazine article by Travis McDade ‘The Inside Story of the $Milli…
 
While Veena Dubal has adopted to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law that extends employee classification status to gig workers. Dubal tells ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward that she thinks that…
 
While Veena Dubal has adopted to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law that extends employee classification status to gig workers. Dubal tells ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward that she thinks that…
 
Bounty hunting is a complicated profession. That is why lawyers geeked out over all of the legal issues in the first season of The Mandalorian. Can bounty hunters use lethal force? What is the enforceability of an oral contract made during a shoot out? Is it murder to shoot a droid or destruction of property? Find out with Joshua Gilliland, Megan H…
 
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